Last updated on May 13th, 2019 at 02:40 pm

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted the following patents to southeastern Wisconsin companies during September:

A. O. Smith Corp., Milwaukee
–    electric motor having a printed circuit board attached to a stator and at least partially supporting a bearing, 7,109,621;
–    fixed speed drive, 7,102,324;

Actuant Corp., Glendale
–    non-conductive fish tape, 7,100,900;

Bradley Fixtures Corp., Menomonee Falls
–    lavatory, D527,809;

Briggs & Stratton Corp., Wauwatosa
–    cover for an engine, D527,741;
–    engine oil heater, 7,104,233;
–    housing of the engine assembly, D528,127;

BRP US Inc., Sturtevant
–    cowling, D528,128;
–    cowling, D528,563;
–    method and system for fuel injector time delay installation, 7,113,862;

Chaney Instrument Co., Lake Geneva
–    UV meter, D528,933;

CNH America LLC, Racine
–    air seeder tank arrangement, 7,104,207;
–    cab for an agricultural vehicle, D528,134;
–    engine subframe mounting arrangement, 7,108,098;
–    seed planter including vertical positioner with locking member, 7,111,566;
–    seedbed preparation implement having rotary disc with adjustable gang angle, 7,108,075;

CNH Canada Ltd., Racine
–    adjustable agricultural marker system and method of manufacture, 7,103,986;
–    equalizing meter device, 7,100,522;
–    minimum till seeding knife, 7,107,917;
–    sprayer tank, D527,789;

Ferris, a division of Simplicity Manufacturing Inc., Port Washington
–    mower suspension system and method, 7,107,746;

GE Medical Information Technologies Systems Inc., Wauwatosa
–    method of correcting for phase error induced by a down sampling routine, 7,103,406;

GE Medical Systems Global Technology Co. LLC, Waukesha
–    magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and central frequency estimating method,                  7,109,709;
–    7,110,497
–    filter for a radiation emitter and apparatus, 7,110,508;
–    hybrid x-ray detector, 7,105,828;
–    magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and central frequency estimating method, 7,109,709;
–    method and apparatus for minimizing gradient coil and rf coil coupling; 7,109,712;
–    method and apparatus for quadrature detection and MRI system, 7,106,064;
–    method and apparatus for reconstructing an image of an object, 7,110,614;
–    method and apparatus for reducing force transmitted from a base structure to a supported structure, 7,108,252;
–    method and device for reconstruction of a dynamic three-dimensional image of an object covered by a contrast medium, 7,113,631;
–    methods and apparatus for determining component alignment, 7,103,233;
–    methods and apparatus for multiple image acquisition on a digital detector, 7,110,497;
–    ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and driving method therefore, 7,111,515;
–    x-ray diaphragm, x-ray irradiator, and x-ray apparatus, 7,106,831;

GE Medical Systems Information Technologies Inc., Wauwatosa
–    method, system and computer product for parsing binary data, 7,111,286;

Generac Power Systems, Inc., Waukesha
–    apparatus and method for cooling engine coolant flowing through a radiator, 7,111,592;

Graff Faucets, Milwaukee
–    faucet, D528,189;

Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Group Inc., Milwaukee
–    side cover for a motorcycle transmission, D528,478;
–    top cover for a motorcycle transmission, D527,693;
–    footpeg for a motorcycle, 7,111,375;
–    side cover for a motorcycle transmission, D528,478;

Innovative Storage Designs Inc., Mequon
–    combination cabinet and shredder, 7,104,481;

J&L Fiber Services Inc., Waukesha
–    refiner sensor and coupling arrangement, 7,104,480;

JohnsonDiversey Inc., Sturtevant
–    cleaners containing peroxide bleaching agents for cleaning paper making equipment and method, 7,101,832;
–    dispensing apparatus with coding means, 7,104,467;
–    foam nozzle, 7,100,843;
–    lubricant composition, 7,109,152;
–    Sturtevant, bottle, D528,917;

K.W. Muth Co. Inc., Sheboygan
–    signaling assembly, 7,104,676;

Karma, Inc., Watertown
–    sanitary, vented and disposable dispensing assembly for post mix beverage dispenser , 7,111,759;

Kohler Co., Kohler
–    faucet, D528,633;
–    fitting escutcheon, D528,838;
–    fuel enrichment system for carburetors for internal combustion engines, 7,108,251;
–    sink deck, D528,196;
–    sink, D529,147;
–    support, D528,839;
–    tank for a water closet, D529,153;

Master Lock Co., Oak Creek
–    hitch lock packaging, D528,409;
–    integral locking coupler, 7,104,563;

Metso Minerals Industries Inc., Milwaukee
–    condensation and recovery of oil from pyrolysis gas, 7,101,463;
–    feed table pivot pin constraining device, 7,100,709;

Miller Brewing Co., Milwaukee
–    antimicrobial diapers and wet wipes, 7,105,177;

Modine Manufacturing Co., Racine
–    multi-pass heat exchanger, 7,104,314;

New Holland North America Inc., Racine
–    grain tank cover for an agricultural harvester, 7,101,280;

Nordco Inc., Oak Creek
–    rail fastener driver with enhanced fastener positioning, 7,104,200;

Quad/Graphics Inc., Sussex
–    co-mailing apparatus and method, 7,102,095;

Regal-Beloit Corp., Beloit
–    digital communication link, 7,106,019;

Rite-Hite Holding Corp., Milwaukee
–    quick-action rolling shutter door, 7,111,661;

S.C. Johnson Home Storage Inc., Racine
–    combined swivel slider body with loop for reclosable bags, D527,683;

Schmidt Engineering and Equipment Inc., New Berlin
–    gate assembly and method for a snow plow blade, 7,100,311;

Snap-On Inc., Kenosha
–    arrangement and method for controlling the discharge of carbon dioxide for air conditioning systems, 7,104,075;
–    ergonomic electronic torque wrench, 7,107,884;

SPX Dock Products Inc., Mequon
–    vertically-storing dock leveler apparatus and method, 7,100,233;

Wright Pumps, Inc., Waukesha
–    hygienic mechanical seal flushing system for pure liquids in sanitary centrifugal pumps, 7,112,033.

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